Social Crone in Kazakhstan: The Government of Tokayev resigns
© Evgeny Biyatov / Sputnik / Sputnik via AFP Kazakhstan, Politics, President, Violence, Events, B Political Usherapy at Kazakhstan . President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wedard his Government on Wednesday, January 5, and decreed the state of emergency, in response to the demonstrations who erupted into several cities of the authoritarian country of Central Asia, disorders related to an increase in Gas price.
Kazakhstan-events / (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-Russian paratroopers in Kazakhstan, prey to
riots (with information from the Russian media, Background)
by Olzhas Auyezov
Almaty, January 6 (Reuters) - Russia sent parachutes to Kazakhstan as part of a "peacekeeping" force with aim to put an end to violent riots that shake the country The Organization of the Collective Security Treaty (CBSC), a military alliance between several former Soviet republics.
The Kazakhe police had previously announced having "eliminated" several tens of rioters in Almaty, the largest city in the country, where the announcement of a sharp rise in the price of fuels has provoked these last days the most important events since the 'Independence of the country in 1991.
Kazakhstan. "Dozens" of protesters killed by the police, Russia sends its forces
© Mariya Gordeyeva / Reuters according to the Ministry of the Interior Kazakh cited by local media, at least eight members of the security forces were killed and 317 wounded. Kazakhstan, prey to riots since Wednesday, January 5, 2022, was the scene of scenes of violence tonight. Protesters were killed by the police while trying to seize administrative buildings.
Twelve police officers and members of the National Guard have been killed since Tuesday, reported public television, adding that one of them had been found again.
President Kazakh, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, asked Wednesday the intervention of the OTSC, which brings together Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, denouncing "terrorist group actions" "Formed according to him by foreign forces.
Thursday morning, several armored vehicles of transport of troops and dozens of soldiers took a stand on the main square of Almaty, where hundreds of people were manifested for the third consecutive day, found journalists from Reuters.
They heard shots at the moment when the soldiers approached the crowd but the situation then calmed down. Videos broadcast on social networks, whose origin could not be verified, show soldiers patrolling at night in the streets of Almaty and pulling in the air as well as pillage scenes in the city.
What is OTSC, the military alliance that allows Russia to intervene in Kazakhstan?
© Via Reuters - Collective Security Treaty Organ Russian paratroopers board for Kazakhstan on a military base near Moscow, January 6, 2022. Since Thursday, Russian troops are hurried to Kazakhstan at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan. Framework of the OTSC Defense Mechanism, the Organization of the Collective Safety Treaty, a kind of "mini-NATO" under Russian influence. Explanations.
Foreign companies cancel flights to Almaty
Public television broadcast images of civilians from stacked weapons on its side.
The Tass Press Agency quotes the Kazakh Ministry of Health that more than 1,000 people have been injured during events and more than 400 hospitalized.
The protesters initially protested the rise in the price of liquefied natural gas, widely used as a car fuel in Kazakhstan, but the movement now aims directly to the power in place, and in particular the "old man", former President Nursoultan Nazarbayev, 81 years, who led the country with an iron hand for nearly 30 years and whose family passes to control most of the economy.
Tokayev denounced "gangs" which, according to him, "undermine the integrity of the state" and explains that the population claimed him an emergency assistance.
He gave orders for the safety of foreign embassies and foreign capital companies to be strengthened.
Kazakhstan, the largest country in Central Asia, rich in natural resources, especially oil, has so far benefited from a reputation for stability that favored hundreds of billions of euros of foreign investment.
Public television reported that the central bank had decided to suspend all the activities of the banks and the Internet links were cut in most of the country.
Several airlines, including German Lufthansa, canceled their regular flights to Almaty on Thursday.
(report Mariya Gordeyeva, Pavel Mikheyev, Olzhas Auyezov and Polina Devitt; French version Jean Terzian and Marc Angrand, edited by Blandine Hénault)
Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Arrested for Role in Capitol Riots .
Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the paramilitary group the Oath Keepers, has been charged for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots more than a year after the failed insurrection. Rhodes, a 55-year-old Army veteran and former lawyer who founded the paramilitary group in 2016, was arrested on Thursday, his lawyer told The New York Times. The Thursday arrest comes after charges were filed against at least a dozen other Oath Keepers. Prosecutors allege the group was part of a wider conspiracy to recruit, train, and prepare for an attack on the Capitol.